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HYB:2001 Seed

Iris pods seem to mature earlier each year.  My bloom season is running about 
a week earlier than when I lived in Alvaton (12 miles south).  But my pods 
are maturing three weeks to a month earlier . . . last year and this year.  

I began harvesting pods today.  They were cracking.  One of the most 
anxiously awaited pods produced only 17 mature seed with several dozen 
immature/aborted seed.  A few were half grown but most were no bigger than a 
kitten's baby tooth.  In hindsight, does anyone think I could have done 
something to assure more mature seed?  We've had plenty of water this spring 
so that shouldn't have been a problem.  How about fertilizer?  I didn't add 
anything after pod set this year.


Betty / Bowling Green KY USA  Zone 6
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